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Obama Names New Envoy to Close Guantanamo

The State Department is bringing in a White House legal veteran with deep Democratic ties as part of its latest push to close its detention facility in Cuba. 

Security Clearances Delayed After OPM Hack Suspends Background Checks

Officials announced that OPM's tool for submitting background-check forms will be taken offline for four to six weeks.


Largest Federal Employee Union Sues Over OPM Hack

The lawsuit contends that the breach has caused financial and emotional harm.

Meet Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton’s Latest Unlikely National Security Critic

The former Maryland governor offers a warier foreign policy, contrasting himself with a more hawkish Clinton and Republican field. 

How the U.S. Selects Drone Targets—Everything We Know

It's a secretive process. But amid leaks and misfires, it's getting plenty of attention.

America’s Drone-Pilot Shrink Says They Need a Vacation From War

The men and women fighting America's drone war can't go home, no matter where they are.

Is ‘Whack-A-Mole’ Working Against al Qaeda?

The terror group's No. 2 was killed in Yemen, reportedly by a U.S. strike. But are such killings bringing the United States any closer to "degrading and ultimately defeating" t...

How Wi-Fi Will Power Tomorrow’s Battle Gear

Cords and batteries are a burden on the battlefield. Will future devices be powered by radio waves … from space?

What the New U.S. Troops Will Do in Iraq

The Pentagon hopes the new personnel will help increase the pace of the anti-ISIS air campaign.

White House Again Confronts the ISIS 'Strategy' Question

The president's aides want you to know that Wednesday's announcement is part of a genuine, actual, long-established strategy.

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